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Siena Poll: Fracking opposition at all-time high

Siena Poll: Fracking opposition at all-time high

The latest Siena College poll shows 45% of New York voters oppose hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and 37% support it.

That compares to 42% opposed and 41% in favor last month.

Spokesman Steve Greenberg says Monday that the poll showed “the largest anti-hydrofracking sentiment ever in a Siena poll.”

Greenberg says a majority of upstate residents and Democrats oppose the technique. A plurality of Republicans and downstate suburbanites support it.

New York has had a moratorium on fracking since 2008. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he’ll decide whether to allow it when a health review is finished.

The telephone poll of 807 registered voters was conducted last Sunday through Thursday. It has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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